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Ram advances to 2nd round at Malaysian Open

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.



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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rajeev Ram of the United States moved into the second round of the Malaysian Open by beating Australian qualifier Omar Jasika 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Tuesday.

Ram will next face top-seeded Kei Nishikori, who reached the U.S. Open final this month and had a first-round bye in Kuala Lumpur.

Also, seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain beat Gregoire Burquier of France 6-2, 6-4, Philipp Petzschner of Germany defeated James Ward of Britain 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), and Go Soeda won an all-Japanese match against Kento Takeuchi 6-2, 6-1.

In a late match, No. 126-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France beat 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7).

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